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Subject [GitHub] [thrift] Jens-G edited a comment on pull request #2333: Cherry picks for 0.14.0 branch
Date Thu, 18 Feb 2021 21:36:13 GMT

Jens-G edited a comment on pull request #2333:
URL: https://github.com/apache/thrift/pull/2333#issuecomment-781650250


   > These are all "corner cases" that only affect a small subset of use cases, 
   
   Or bad testcase design. I tend refuse to accept such explanations, because it opens the
slope to banana software. Sure, shit happens but as developers we should strive to not let
it happen. We expect our stuff to work perfectly and are astonished when it does not.
   
   The key problem with tests is, that developers are used to think *constructive*. But to
write good test cases you have to be *destructive*. Pick the evil guy's hat and ask yourself:
What would potentially break it? Then put that it into a test case.
   
   > push the built artifacts to package managers
   
   Problem is, we can't. [The ASF has very clear rules](http://www.apache.org/legal/release-policy.html):
Everything that gets published has to be voted and accepted as a release. We can have internal
pre-releases, but are not allowed to upload it to package managers. So if I don't overlook
a thing (which is certainly possible) the only way would indeed be to have two official releases.
   
   > Publication
   > 
   > Projects SHALL publish official releases and SHALL NOT publish unreleased materials
outside the development community.
   > 
   > During the process of developing software and preparing a release, various packages
are made available to the development community for testing purposes. Projects MUST direct
outsiders towards official releases rather than raw source repositories, nightly builds, snapshots,
release candidates, or any other similar packages. The only people who are supposed to know
about such developer resources are individuals actively participating in development or following
the dev list and thus aware of the conditions placed on unreleased materials.
   
   
   
   


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